Dr. Sara Gottfried: Orgasmic Meditation, Low Testosterone, Fasting For Hormones + Trauma-Autoimmune Connection


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In this week's episode, I sat down with world-renowned integrative medicine physician and multiple New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried to dive into the relationship between hormones, metabolic health and mental-emotional wellbeing. From trapped trauma to chronic stress, we see just how much these non-physical triggers play a role in hormone problems, gut dysfunction, and more. We also the impact wellness trends like intermittent fasting, psychedelics, and orgasmic meditation can have on your health - for better or for worse. If you are ready to heal, physically and emotionally you don't want to miss any part of this week's episode.

SARA GOTTFRIED, MD, is a hormone expert, a Harvard-educated physician-scientist, and a clinical assistant professor in the department of integrative medicine and nutritional sciences at SidneyKimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. She is the New York Times best-sellingauthor of three previous books, including The Hormone Cure. She lives in Moraga, California.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • A look into the frequent symptoms of various hormonal problems and some of the top reasons these issues may be afflicting your microbiome
  • How our mental and emotional ventures release a powerful impact among our physical wellbeing 
  • How intermittent fasting should look like differently in men and women
  • How the consumption of certain carbohydrates can prove beneficial to our gut microbiome health
  • A look into the research and future of medicinal psychedelics for our health and how they can be used to target and help heal past trauma
  • The fascinating healing behind orgasmic meditation and how this careful practice can allow you to tap into your stressors and release trapped trauma

Links to things we talked about in this episode:

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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.